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Natural Wonders of Iceland and Norway

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 2,885.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 890.00 (single room supplement)
-30% from the adult rate CHILD REDUCTION (up to 12 years sharing double room with parents)

Dates:

May 28, 2020 - Jun 06, 2020 
Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 
Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020 
Jul 02, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020 
Jul 09, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020 
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020 
Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 
Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020 
Sep 03, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020 

Hotels:

Superior tourist class hotels

Included:

Accommodation

  • 9 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar, with breakfast

Meals

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 dinners in a hotel in Balestrand

Trains & Cruises & Transfers

  • Return shuttle bus transfer in Reykjavik
  • Flight Reykjavik to Bergen
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the Bergen airport to a hotel in the city center (not a hotel)
  • Cruise on the Sognefjord from Bergen to Balestrand
  • Cruise on the Sognefjord & Aurlandsfjord from Balestrand to Flåm
  • Panoramic train from Flåm – Myrdal
  • Bergen Railway train from Myrdal to Oslo

Tour Escort

  • Airport/Hotel assistance
  • Guiding during the excursions in Iceland (shared basis)
  • English speaking tour-escort (private)

Sightseeing & Excursions

  • Golden Circle Excursion
  • South Shore Excursion
  • 2 hrs sightseeing with a private guide in Bergen (walking tour)
  • 3 hrs sightseeing with a private guide in Oslo (by bus)

Optional Services:

  • Day 2. VISIT TO THE BLUE LAGOON- 154€/ per person

Comfort Package incl. entrance, bathing, towel, drink, silica mud mask and return transfers from Reykjavik 

  • Day 10. SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE - 29€/ per person

From the city centre (not a hotel) to the Oslo/Gardermoen airport or v.v.

  • Day 5. VISIT TO THE MAGIC ICE BAR IN BERGEN - 39€ per person

Includes Entry to the Ice bar & gallery, Gloves, Winter Poncho and 2 welcome drinks of Arctic Crowberry

  • Day 5. SIGHTSEEING FJORD CRUISE IN BERGEN - 98€ /per person

Incl. light buffet dinner (15/05 – 15/08, 17:00-18:30)

Sail from the "Dregge" pier located in the downtown of Bergen to Old Bergen along the coast with the ability to make great pictures of stunning scenery. While sailing in the Fjord of the North Sea, our guests will be able to see and enjoy an “overview” of different places of Bergen from the surface of the water such as Bergen´s famous Fish Market, Bryggen (UNESCO world heritage site), Fløibanen, Fløyen Mountain, Ulriken Mountain, Rosenkrantz Tower, Håkon’s Hall, Bergenhus Fortress, Nordnes Neighbourhood, Stables of Sandvik Coast Cultural Center, Norwegian Fisheries Museum, Sanviken Neighbourhood, the Nyhavn Area and many other places from downtown to the Old Bergen and back.
Light Buffet Dinner: Smoked Salmon. Shrimps. Sausages. Pepperoni. Fresh Green Salad. Potato Salad. Pickled Herring. Pickled Herring in Tomato Sauce. Remoulade. Thousand Island dressing. Bread. Butter. Flatbread.

  • Day 5. BERGEN FOOD TOUR - 124€/ per person

Bergen (Norway) is known around the world for its seafood. The Bergen Classic includes three seafood “must experiences” and visits a number of leading restaurants that are “must visits”; this is the only culinary event that visits them all. Fjellskål Fisketorget (Bergen-style Smoked Seafood), Trekroneren (Bergen Street Food), Local Craft Beer or Scandinavian Spirit, Bare Vestland (Traditional Bergen Fish Dish) and Sweet Rain (Bergen-inspired Dessert). Not to mention, guests will have the opportunity to taste an array of iconic Bergen dishes from 1929 recipes!
On this 3-hour culinary adventure, your guide will offer a taste of daily life in Bergen as you enjoy local favourites and hear the stories of the talented artisans shaping Bergen’s food scene. Join us on the Bergen Classic today!
Highlights:
- Get up close and personal with "Bergen Style" dishes - soup, brown cheese, seafood, and reindeer in 3 hours
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- Escape bustling Bryggen; Your local food expert will provide an insider’s look into the incredible history and culture of Bergen
- Relax on the #1 Rated Bergen food tour as you eat and drink your way through Bergen
- Walk away with new culinary knowledge, big smiles, full stomachs, and the confidence to explore new areas.

  • Day 7. FULL DAY FJÆRLAND EXCURSION FROM BALESTRAND - 142€/per person
  • Day 9. INDOOR NORTHERN LIGHTS OSLO - 26€/per person

Experience the Northern Lights and all its beauty at an indoor facility in the heart of Oslo. From high technology screens on the wall, ceiling and floor, the movie takes the guests on a ride in space to see how the Northern Light originates from the solar winds. The journey continues over Norway's most beautiful sceneries, on a hunt for the Northern Lights, before you get to see it in a breath-taking show on the polar sky. The show offers new insights into a unique natural phenomenon that has fascinated people for centuries. The pursuit of the Northern Light goes from south to north, from light to dark, and from summer to winter. Finally, the journey ends in the Arctic night and you will experience – close by – one of the world’s finest and most magical natural phenomena – the Northern Lights!!!

 

Itinerary:

The unforgettable tour of Iceland and Norway, including Norwegian fjords and glaciers, along with two capitals. One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through some of the most  spectacular and fascinating sceneries in the World. The perfect combination of incredible natural beauty – with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages and majestic mountains and the pulse of Oslo and Reykjavik – with their unique characteristic and charm.

Day 1  : ARRIVAL TO REYKJAVIK – ICELAND

Welcome to Iceland – the land of Fire and Ice
Arrival in Iceland and transfer to the city centre by regular shuttle bus service. There will be an assistance provided at a hotel.
Take a stroll in the centre of this small town, which is also the capital located to the north of the world. You can ask at the reception of your hotel for a wakeup call show of the Northern Light.
Overnight in the Fosshotel Reykjavik / Klettur Hotel or similar

Day 2  : REYKJAVIK – GOLDEN CIRCLE – REYKJAVIK

All day Golden Circle tour

Breakfast in the hotel.
Enjoy the Golden Circle Excursion The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland‘s most stunning sights; Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park as well as to learn about growing vegetables in a country which doesn’t get much daylight for most of the year. Geysir geothermal area is in South Iceland, near Laugarvatn Lake. The area is named after the biggest, and now mostly dormant, geyser Geysir and all geysers in the world owe their name to it. The biggest attraction today is the active Strokkur, which shoots up a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every few minutes. Gullfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and rightly so. The three-step waterfall is a part of the glacial river Hvítá and falls into a 62-metre (105 ft.) deep canyon. For the first half of the 20th century, there were ideas about using the waterfall to generate electricity, but thankfully nothing came of it. The UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park is geologically and historically significant. Apart from being the location of the oldest parliament in the world, Alþingi, it is also a place where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground. The Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates pull the country apart by a couple of centimeters per year.
Overnight in the Fosshotel Reykjavik / Klettur Hotel or similar (B)

Day 3  : REYKJAVIK - SOUTH SHORE EXCURSION - REYKJAVIK

Sólheimajökull–Vík–Reynisfjara-Reynisdrangar-Skógafoss-Seljalandsfoss

Breakfast in the hotel.  South Iceland is known for being one of the flattest regions on the island. Because of that, most of all grain farming in Iceland is done there. The high mountains to the north, shield the area from the harshest winds from the north.
Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to take this short walk.
Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland but can be dangerous, and we kindly ask our guests not to go too close to the ocean and go by guidelines.
In 1973 a United States Navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach at Sólheimasandur, in the South Coast of Iceland. Fortunately, everyone in that plane survived. Later it turned out that the pilot had simply switched over to the wrong fuel tank. The remains are still on the sand very close to the sea. There is actually no road or clear track to the plane wreck and it takes a bit longer walk to reach it.
Additionally, we will stop by Sólheimajökull and walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier.
Overnight in the Fosshotel Reykjavik / Klettur Hotel or similar (B)

Day 4  : REYKJAVIK TO BERGEN

After breakfast, enjoy the last minute shopping in Reykjavik, or if time allows you, chose one of the optional activities.
Flight from Reykjavik to Bergen. Welcome to the Kingdom of Norway – a country with the most beautiful fjords on Earth.
Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Today you will meet your tour-escort, and rest of the group, to depart for the adventure in the Norwegian fjords.
Overnight in a hotel in Bergen (B)
(Example: Augustin Hotel / Zander K / Grand Terminus)

Day 5  : BERGEN

Walking tour of Bergen

Breakfast in the hotel.
Discover Bergen – the world heritage city. Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.
At 10:00, meet your local guide at the reception of your hotel and enjoy a walking tour of the city of Bergen. Pass through the most emblematic places such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon fortress and the famous fish market. You can visit the Fløibanen Funicular, which will take you on the top of the Mountain Fløyen, for overall view of the city.
Overnight in a hotel in Bergen (B)
(Example: Augustin Hotel / Zander K / Grand Terminus) or similar

Options: To get a real taste of Norway, we would recommend to choose one of our optional activity: Sightseeing Cruise with light dinner (17:00, approx. 1,5 hrs.) Bergen Food tour (15:00, approx. 3 hrs.)
Day 6  : BERGEN - SOGNEFJORD

Fjord cruise to Balestrand (8:00 am - 11:55 am)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Morning walk to the Bergen port where you will embark a cruise to Balestrand. Enjoy the views of Sognefjord, the King of Fjords.
Departure from Bergen: 08:00 (schedule subject to change).
Arrival in Balestrand: 11:55
Upon arrival in Balestrand – short walk from port to your hotel.
Dinner time will be advised by your escort.
Overnight & dinner in a hotel in Balestrand (B, D)
(Example: Kviknes Hotel, Dragsvik Hotel, Balestrand Hotel) or similar

Day 7  : SOGNEFJORD - FJÆRLAND

Full day excursion to Fjaerland

Breakfast in the hotel.
Day at leisure to explore the region on your own OR you can opt for a FULL DAY EXCURSION TO FJÆRLAND
Round-trip Balestrand - Fjærland including Bøyabreen, Supphellebreen and a visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum.
We sail in through the beautiful Fjærland fjord with amazing views of the steep mountains, the green fjord itself and vibrant landscape. We arrive at Fjærland where the glacier meets the fjord. Here we wait for a shuttle bus which takes us to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Enjoy Ivo Caprino's panoramic film about Jostedalen Glacier and the fascinating exhibition.
The trip continues by coach to the two glaciers –Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen – before the coach takes us back to Fjærland. The full-day excursion concludes with a boat trip back to Hella/Balestrand.
Coach to the glaciers and museum entrance are included in the round-trip fare.
We recommend that you book this excursion when you book the tour as we cannot guarantee availability if booked upon arrival in Norway. Please advise your tour escort on first or second day of the tour.
Overnight & dinner in a hotel in Balestrand (B, D)
(Example: Kviknes Hotel, Dragsvik Hotel, Balestrand Hotel) or similar

Day 8  : BALESTRAND TO OSLO

11:55-13:25 Cruise Balestrand - Flåm
16:05-17:02 Panoramic train Flåm – Myrdal
17:53-22:27 Bergen Railway train Myrdal – Oslo

Breakfast in the hotel.
Your journey on the Sognefjord continues today, Sognefjord - the King of Norway and the longest fjord in Norway. The initial part of the fjord, called Aurlandsfjord, is a 17-kilometer arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km). It is considered to be one of the most picturesque fjords in the world.
Arrive in Flåm, where you will have some free time to discover this beautiful village.
Departure to Myrdal by train. Myrdal station is a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village Flåm. Board the famous Flåmsbana - one of the steepest trainlines in the world. The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breath-taking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord.
Schedule (*subject to change)
11:55 Cruise Balestrand Flåm – arrival to Flåm at 13:25
16:05 Panoramic train from Flåm – arrival to Myrdal at 17:02
17:53 Bergen Railway train from Myrdal – arrival to Oslo at 22:27 or 23:00
Overnight in a hotel in Oslo (B)
Examples (Clarion the Hub / Scandic Holberg / St. Olav Plass) or similar

Day 9  : OSLO

City tour of Oslo

Breakfast in the hotel.
Meet your local guide at the reception of the hotel and depart for 3 hrs city sightseeing of this vibrant capital city starting at 11:00am.
Guided tour of the city including the Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland, the museum of Viking ships (entrance not included), showing three original Viking Age ships, the Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress.
Overnight in a hotel in Oslo (B)
Examples (Clarion the Hub / Scandic Holberg / St. Olav Plass) or similar

Day 10  : DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

Breakfast in the hotel.
Enjoy some last minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs, walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main Karl Johan’s street, with many shops, bars and cafes.
Transfer to the airport on your own. (Transfer by a shuttle bus can be pre-booked in advance) (B)
End of our services

Notes:

  • Nordic Saga Tours reserves the right to change the program without notice due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, out of the control of Nordic Saga Tours. For more information in regards to pre/ post arrangements, optional excursions and conditions please contact Nordic Saga Tours.